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Laying Rubber – Picking Out a Body

Hey all, back again with another check-in on my Traxxas Bandit drag car conversion project. This fella has been progressing quite slowly, but I’ve actually enjoyed it that way, as I use it as a quick fill-in between working on my race monster trucks. So today we are going to talk about the body I picked…or should I say bodies? Let [...]

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Pro-Line Scale Drag Racing Hood Scoops & Blowers

Monster Truck Madness / Laying Rubber – Bang the Blower

Big shout out to fellow Squid Jeremy, our in-house scale expert, for building a beautiful BIGFOOT #8 replica complete with a scale driver. Check out his column on it! So for this week it’s gonna be my first (and probably not the last) dual column where I’m going to combine Monster Truck Madness and Laying Rubber into one. I didn’t know [...]

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Laying Rubber – Dropping the Bandit Ride Height on the Cheap

Hey all, I’m back to discuss my Traxxas Bandit VXL Drag Car project! We are close to getting it on track. To see how I got to this point, check out the archive here. Before I pick and mount the drag car body, the last thing that needs to happen is to drop the ride height. As the car sits out of [...]

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Laying Rubber - CONVERTING A TRAXXAS BANDIT TO AN LCG SLASH …

Hey folks, back with another update on converting my Traxxas Bandit VXL to a no prep drag car. You can click here to see previous entries in the series to catch-up. Today, we are finally putting power to it! Most of what I’m discussing today is pretty easy to follow, so unlike the last few articles there won’t be a ton of [...]

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Laying Rubber - CONVERTING A TRAXXAS BANDIT TO AN LCG SLASH…

Last time on Laying Rubber we discussed how to mate the rear end of a Traxxas Bandit buggy with a Traxxas Slash LCG chassis. Today, let’s talk about the front end.You can start by taking the front suspension assembly off of the Bandit chassis. It’s held on by 3 screws.   #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: [...]

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Laying Rubber - Converting a Traxxas Bandit to an LCG Slash …

Greetings straight-liners and wanna-be straight-liners! Today we are going to resume talking about my Traxxas Bandit Drag Car project. When we last left it, the car was basically a stock Traxxas Bandit VXL that had JConcepts Hotties tires and an STRC Wheelie Bar installed. While fun in this form, it’s time to extend the wheelbase and bring it up to snuff [...]

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Laying Rubber – SCT Drag Racing Body Guide

If you wanted anymore proof that no prep SCT drag racing is one of the hottest segments of the hobby, look no further than the constant stream of kickass body releases from aftermarket companies. Take last week for example- the legendary Buick Grand National made a huge splash by way of JConcepts. Whether it’s from Pro-Line, JConcepts or a small batch [...]

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Laying Rubber – Drag Slicks

This week in Laying Rubber it’s time to finally give the Traxxas Bandit some drag racing flavor. Yeah, the wheelie bar is cool, but it needs some meats on the back! I went with JConcepts Tactic Street Eliminator Wheels and Hotties Tires. Green compound rears and gold fronts, specifically. As you can see in the pic above, those rear SCT-sized Hotties are [...]

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Laying Rubber – Adding a Wheelie Bar

After some test hits as a stock buggy last week, my Traxxas Bandit is now beginning the conversion from buggy to drag car. First up is going to be a wheelie bar. As my experience from last week showed me, a wheelie bar is an absolute must. Even in stock form the Bandit doesn’t want to keep the front end down [...]

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Laying Rubber – Run Bandit Run

Last week I announced I was taking my first steps in to the world of no prep r/c drag racing with a bone stock Traxxas Bandit VXL and would be using this new “Laying Rubber” column to document the process. No more talk- now it’s time to start! As you can see from the pics here, the Bandit VXL is very [...]

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Laying Rubber – New No Prep Drag Racing Column

Hey guys, it’s ya boy Doug. Regular BSRC readers will know me as “the monster truck guy” that writes the weekly Monster Truck Madness column. Don’t worry, that isn’t changing. What IS changing is that I am now going to be writing a semi-regular r/c drag racing column that chronicles my slow descent into THIS kind of madness as well! I’m [...]

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